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In February, the Supreme Court heard the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council relating to abuse by foster parents and whether a local authority can be liable for this. Whilst the case relates…Read more
The value of outsourcing contracts signed by UK local authorities in the first half of 2016 increased by 84% to £685m despite a dip in the value of overall public sector spend.Read more
Mark Fowles considers the recent judgment in JL -v- Archbishop Michael George Bowen and Scout Association  in which the Court of Appeal concluded that the trial judge had been wrong to disapply…Read more
The Court of Appeal in Crawley v Barnsley MBC (2017) has found that a highway authority’s system of inspecting reported defects the next working day, was inadequate as reports of potentially serious…Read more
Simon Johnson examines an increasing trend for claimants to place reliance upon Articles 3, 5 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in claims against local authorities. In…Read more
The Court of Appeal has revisited the meaning of reasonable foreseeability in the context of claims brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Taking a practical approach, the Court has found…Read more